Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quick Planter Refresher


Hello friends!  I hope all is well in your neck of the woods! 

We have had some warm weather, but it is expected to rain the rest of the week.  When there is a substantial chance of rain in the forecast like this week, it's a perfect time for putting down new sod, planting fresh flowers, and et cetera.  Today's post is a quick update of my planter at the top of the hill in my yard.  I hope you enjoy the post!

The before:  YIKES!  And, YIKES!

I began by removing most of the foliage from the prior plants.  I made sure the drip line was positioned correctly.



I am a huge fan of color contrast!  Choosing pretty flowers showcasing rich green and pretty purple



along with the dramatic color of sweet potato vines



is the perfect juxtaposition against the stone of the planter.



Also, I love the contrast of a less refined, more wild-looking arrangement with the elegant fluted lines of the planter.  Next, I added an ample amount of potting soil and watered generously.  Now, I just need to refresh the mulch underneath. Easy!


Are you out in your garden, weather permitting?  



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26 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the bright green of sweet potato vine, and paired with purple, it's even better. Beautiful!

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  2. Your planter turned out beautifully! You have the knack! :O) Bess

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    1. Wow, Bess! I'm just starting on mine, yours is so lush and gorge! Thank you! ❤

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  3. I love your refreshed planter. Full of bright and happy flowers.

    Enjoy your Sunday,

    Janet

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  4. I hope we get lots of rain to keep them that way! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. Hi I love your refreshed planter and the pretty florals. We'd love for you to link this up to our Something to Talk About Link Party that is live tomorrow morning at 6 am est. Have a great night, Lisa at Concord Cottage

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  6. Look at the transformation in your planter!! It looks gorgeous and yes, so refreshed.
    I loved your post on your Mother's Day reflections...so sweet!!

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  7. Very pretty. Love the subtle natural rich colors and that pop of bright. Looks straight out of a garden magazine. Brilliant.

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan.....nice to hear from you. :)

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the color combinations and the variety of plants. Looks amazing!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  9. I love the stone planter and you refreshed it beautifully! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. These are my favorite color combos!! Gorgeous...love the planter ~ looks fabulous!!

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  11. I love the colors and fullness in your planter. That's going to be gorgeous as the plants grow even more!

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  12. That's a really inspiring planter - nice job!

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  13. I love the contrast of the sweet potato vine and the greens. The purple of the petunias stands out very prettily too. Nice Job!!!

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